Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday Poetry Corner

If at times you want to cry
And life seems such a trial,
Above the clouds, there's a bright blue sky.
So, make your tears a smile.

As you travel on life's way
With its many ups and downs,
Remember, it's quite true to say,
"One smile is worth a dozen frowns."

Among the world's expensive things,
A smile is very cheap.
And when you give a smile away,
You get one back to keep.

Happiness comes at times to all,
But sadness comes unbidden.
And sometimes a few tears must fall
Among the laughter hidden.

So, when a friend has sadness on his face
With troubles 'round him piled,
The world will seem a better place,
All because you smiled.

--Author Unknown--

Some mornings are just more difficult than others when it comes to getting out of the house to go to work   The pain in my back or legs may be worse, or my breathing may be acting up, or I just may not have slept well the night before. Sometimes that train may be overly crowded, and no one offers me a seat. Or, the line is extra long and the new clerk is too slow. The sky is gray, the rain pours down, and the cab just splashed water from a dirty puddle all over your skirt.  These things can and sometimes do spoil one's day.  Yet it doesn't have to be that way. Ironically, all it takes is something as simple as a smile to change the way you feel about your day.

Smile and the world smiles with you. Frown and the world frowns upon you.
- Source Unknown -

Yesterday was one of those days.  It seems that, since the eclipse, the clients have been on a roll.  It's been the kind of week that one wants to scream and pull their hair out.  Yesterday was one of those days that all I could do was head into one of the offices and stand there and laugh...and you know what?  I did feel better. 

Smiling does make you look and feel better, and you don't have to be happy to smile or laugh.
Furthermore, it is it's pretty much impossible to stay mad, frustrated, or sad for too long when you smile. This is because smiling creates a biochemical response which activates neurotransmitters, hormones,and endorphins that make you feel better.  And, as an added benefit, when you smile at someone else, you make them feel better as well.

So, even if you're having a really bad day, be sure to smile, and if someone says a friendly word to you and gives you a smile, smile back. You'll feel really good about yourself. 

Hoping you all have a happy day, full of joy and plenty of smiles.


  1. As someone approaches me, I automatically find myself giving them a "grin" and I always get one back. ;0)
    It must be CATCHY !!!

  2. I thank you for this great reminder!

  3. Hi my ADULT CHILDREN are DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!!! I needed your post.....thanks!! LOL



  4. A great post and reminder of what is important!

  5. Does maniacal laughter count? There's plenty of that going on around here.